Boyd talks about his high school recruitment


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 225   Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS)  
Years Played: 2009 - 2013

According to interview with the News Observer, Clemson QB Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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wanted initially to follow his idol Michael Vick to Virginia Tech.

So, Boyd was deciding between Ohio State and Oregon when Danny Pearman, a former assistant at Virginia Tech, called his friend Dee to ask if Clemson could make a pitch.

Before Boyd left for the U.S. Army All-American game, Swinney visited the family’s home and asked them to buy into his dream. He finished by showing them the poster.

It was heavy stuff for a kid who always felt as if the chips were stacked against him.

“It seemed like I was always on the scouts’ back burner,” he said. Boyd wanted to play at Virginia Tech and follow Vick, one of his idols. “It was like I wasn’t the main recruiting priority.”

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